e-Veritas Archive | April, 2012

Weekend at the Park: Thousands Participate in UM Family Weekend with the Marlins

UM dancers and band members performed at West Plaza at Marlins Park on Saturday, stirring up a Hurricanes atmosphere.

For decades, thousands of University of Miami fans flocked to Little Havana in Miami to attend Hurricanes football games at the Orange Bowl. But when the venerable stadium was demolished in 2008, the spirited atmosphere generated by Hurricanes faithful who streamed into the neighborhood on countless fall Saturdays was lost.

On April 27, 28, and 29 Little Havana once again came alive with the colors, sounds, and sights of UM as thousands of Hurricanes once again returned to the area—not for football, but baseball. Read the full story

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Corporate Outing

Clad in Hurricane green and orange, hundreds of University of Miami employees laced up their sneakers on April 26 and hit the ground running for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run in downtown Miami. With 890 registered participants, UM doubled its participation over last year’s event. The UM contingent was among the 22,640 participants and 830 companies registered for the run.

The team of runners and walkers from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science captured the inaugural President’s Cup Office Challenge, which honors the largest UM team in the run. Human Resources and the School of Law came in second and third, respectively.

Here’s a look at individual UM winners in different age categories, with their times listed in brackets:

Males
29 and under: David Magida [17:17]
30-39 years: Eli Stiers [19:04]
40-49 years: Rodovaldo Lopez [21:35]
50 and above: Jeffrey Stern [23:42]

Females
29 and under: Kamila Orlova [21:03]
30-39 years: Ha Green [23:05]
40-49 years: Han Tran [22:39]
50 and above: Paquita Zuidema [26:41]

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Faculty Lineup and Regalia Information for Commencement

Doctoral advisors and general faculty (non-stage faculty) participating in commencement need to arrive at the Faculty Lineup Site at the UM Fieldhouse one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. If you are walking with a doctoral candidate at the Thursday’s graduate degree ceremony, please report to the graduate lineup site at the UM Fieldhouse with your doctoral candidate. Doctoral advisors and general faculty are part of the academic procession, which begins 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the ceremony. For more information, call 305-284-1824.

Regalia distribution (excluding Miller School of Medicine and School of Law) will be held on the following dates and times at the Toppel Career Center:

• Tuesday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Wednesday, May 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on regalia, call 305-284-5451 or email commencement@miami.edu. For more information on commencement, including event locations and times, visit www.miami.edu/commencement.

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Asia and Latin America Initiative Gets Under Way

From left, Cristina Eguizábal, Florida International University; Joseph S. Tulchin, Harvard University; Julia C. Strauss, University of London; Ariel C. Armony, University of Miami; Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; Laura Gómez-Mera, University of Miami participate in one of the summit’s panel discussions.

The University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) marked the successful launch of its Asia and Latin America in the 21st Century initiative by hosting more than 200 participants at the inaugural Miami’s Asia Summit on April 17 and the academic workshop “Asia and Latin America: Setting the Agenda,” which took place on April 18. The events are part of the center’s strategic development of a framework for the study of the interaction between Asia and Latin America in the coming decade. Read the full story

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Lakeside Linkup

Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff members joined hands on April 20, encircling Lake Osceola on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus in a symbolic “hug” to show their appreciation for and increase awareness about the environment. Organized by Random Acts of Kindness, the Hug the Lake event was part of Earth Week activities at UM.

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